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NOT ACTIVE : Distinguished Systems Engineer

€100k-€121k basic + 15% bonus
Based near Frankfurt

You know the Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) market is on the crest of a wave, with huge growth potential. But is your current role the best platform to take advantage of that?

Are you working with medical experts on therapeutic solutions spanning human and animal health? Are you developing products for different global markets?

Are you using the latest technology, the sharpest market research, the best quality data? Are you trusted to shape strategy and make decisions?

This new role, helping a global Top-20 pharma business to launch their new Medical Device Software venture, offers you all those things and more.

The challenge

As Distinguished Systems Engineer, you’ll join the Engineering Chapter of the company’s digital lab and set the pace for SaMD product development from the very start.

As one of the first senior members of this new venture for the business, it’s a chance to make a huge personal impact. There’s no existing hierarchy – you’ll shape the way everything works, setting standards for the entire software development lifecycle. You’ll grow a team that’s equipped to develop high-quality products, following best practice methodology and medical regulations.

It’s a role with huge scope; you’ll architect, develop and manage products that can be scaled across different continents and that span Boehringer Ingelheim’s many specialist therapeutic areas, such as heart disease, diabetes and animal health.

Part of your role is to promote the company’s vision, sharing your enthusiasm for SaMD technology with fellow Engineers, Chief Architects, Developers, company decision-makers and external partners. You’ll also guide and mentor junior colleagues.

What you can add

You’ve done this successfully before. You’re a proven technical lead who’s directed product development and operations related to Software as a Medical Device product. You’ve co-ordinated large projects across multiple entities and countries, demonstrating strong communication skills.

Beyond that, we need to see as many of the following points on your CV:

  • Good knowledge of relevant regulatory standards, such as EU Medical Device Directives and FDA design control requirements (21 CFR 820.30).
  • Success creating and implementing systems engineering standard operating procedures (SOPs): exploratory prototyping phases; integrated risk management; Human Factor/Usability Engineering; cybersecurity and medical device development lifecycle.
  • Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: Java (Spring), TypeScript, Python, Scala, Go.
  • Experience with Container tools (e.g. OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes) and Cloud applications (e.g. AWS, Azure) would be an added benefit.

Initially, you’ll need to be comfortable with working 100% remotely. In time, we anticipate you’ll spend 3-4 days a week in the office and 1-2 days working from home.

About the business

You’ll be part of a global top-20 pharma business with a research-driven focus on innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives and improve animal health. Importantly, the company is family-owned so people are free to focus on sustainable goals, not short-term shareholder returns. All in all, it’s a positive, progressive place to work – the ideal setting to develop your career.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the company’s digital incubator, where leaders are encouraged to explore how digital innovations can be leveraged to accelerate the development of better healthcare for humans and animals.

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